PhD Studentship: Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE)

Brunel University London - College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences

Applications are invited for one full-time PhD Studentship within the Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering Department (MACE) funded by the EPSRC. The PhD studentship is for a period of three (3) years effective 1 December 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will receive an annual stipend (bursary) of £16,296 plus payment of their full time Home/EU tuition fees.


Applicants will have or be expected to receive a minimum 2:1 or 1st class degree in Engineering, Design, Architecture, Physics or similar numerate discipline.  A Masters qualification is an advantage but not essential. 

Project Details

The successful applicant will contribute to the research project carried out within the framework of the European Project Smart GEMS ( The project incorporates placement to two companies in Italy for 10-12 months during the second year of the PhD studies.  Travel and subsistence expenses for this period are offered (2000 Euro/month placement) in addition to the PhD stipend. 

Informal enquires may be addressed to Professor Maria Kolokotroni via email to    

How to Apply

Please e-mail your application comprising of all the documents listed below to by Noon on Tuesday 25th October 2016:

  • Your up-to-date CV;
  • A one A4 page personal statement setting out why you are a suitable candidate (i.e.: your skills and experience);
  • A copy of your degree certificate(s) and transcript (s);
  • Names and contact details for two academic referees;
  • Evidence of English language capability to IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all sections), if applicable

Interviews will take place during the first two weeks of November 2016.

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